Bulletin / Prayer List 3-13-16

Prayer List
Shirley Quinn is recovering from a heart attack. She is in ICU.
Nell Hall is scheduled to have surgery on her feet.
A friend of Kerry King, son has been moved to a rehab facility. Don Hickerson’s brother Gary must lose some weight, before he can have surgery on his pancreas.
Jeff Loftice’s aunt Lucy Wheeler, has decided she will not have any treatment for her cancer..
Wanda Peterson’s son, Lynn Paulson has had surgery and is doing better.

Betty and Jerry Harris, James and Florene Griffin, Don Hickerson, Andy LeDane, Lester and Billie Phillips, Mary Jean Turner, Jack and Diane Arnold, Betty Clark, Debbie Kluge, Doris James, Dan LeDane, Beryl Miller, Dean and Della Price, Terry Turner, and Wanda Peterson.

Serving in the military: Travis Counts Faith Balzen
Cody Blomstedt Dakota Smitherman

Let us pray for our country and government leaders and those who are in harms way, military and civilian personnel.
The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much…

The Men’s Business Meeting is today after evening worship services. All men are invited.

Robert and Leta Embry no longer have land line telephone. They
are going cellar. Their telephone numbers are:
Robert – (903) 818-5568
Leta – (903) 744-6468

Pantry Item Canned Green Beans

March 20th Prayers Morning: Butch Balzen – Jack Cawthon
Evening: Butch Balzen – Robert Embry
Scriptures: Don Harrington

BY Jimmy Jividen

True worship is not a performance to please men, but praise to glorify God. Many seem to have forgotten this truth. Churches try to outdo one another in their pageantry, musical performances, and dramatic productions. Their motive seems to be to please men rather than to praise God.
God does not dwell in physical temples. He is not worshipped by human performances, no matter how beautiful, dramatic, or stimulating they might be. God is God! He desires spiritual worship rather than physical performance. Worship should be Directed to God rather than man (John 4:23-24).
God does not dwell in temples made with hands, as though He needed anything, since He, Himself, gives to all life and breath and all things (Acts 17:24-25).
True worship is not reciting a memorized, traditional ritual or listening to a musical performance or watching a dramatic presentation of artistic symbols. All of these things are sensory. Their purpose is to stimulate the senses. Their appeal is to the emotional nature of man. Such activity is man-directed not God-directed.
True worship involves the inner man—the spirit that wills, the mind that understands, and the heart that feels. No human innovation or stimulation can be substituted. Jesus said, “And when you prayest, thou shalt not to be as the hypocrites are; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward in full” (Matthew 6:5).
I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. (Psalm 40:1-2)